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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Mark Brost
It's hard for everyone to keep ignoring you when you continue to prove you are among the best in the game. When Zimmermann is announced at the All-Star game at Citi Field on Tuesday night, with a 12-4 record and a 2.58 ERA at the break, there will be very few ways left for him to continue going unnoticed.
"He was the best catcher in the entire area," Brost said. "The only reason I pulled him out from behind the plate was because I knew he could pitch and he had the ability to be really special. Did I see he'd be able to reach 95 mph? I'm not so sure I thought that was possible. It's impressive. It's amazing."
When Zimmermann was entering his senior year at Auburndale High School, his coach, Mark Brost, wrote letters to all 30 major league teams about the pitcher.